, attached to 1998-11-14

Review by MiguelSanchez

MiguelSanchez This was my first of several trips to the Crown in cincy. while this show was not the greatest in the world, it did feature some notable highlights.

set 1

funky bitch: this was a nice rowdy show opener. having had just played it 2 nights before, this one caught many off guard. very good choice. mike ripped the vocals on this one.

my soul: they kept the bluesy vibe rolling on this one. pretty well-played version.

batr: standard

tweezer: here we go! this was a nice funky tweezer. fishman and page had some really nice playing in this one before they found their way into...

the moma dance: this upped the funk factor after a funk filled tweezer jam.

sparkle: standard

character zero: i usually find this one to be a little cheesey, but they did rock it pretty hard here. still not my favorite tune.

set 2:

david bowie: this is a very strong david bowie. mike, fish, and page, set a very loose spacey background, and trey just dips and dives exploring the outer realms. this bowie may be below average in length, but the playing on this one is exquisite.

something: ah, a nice little beattles cover hot off its debut at the outlandish show from the previous month at the greek theater. check that show out if you get a chance! back to this, nice song, good take, nothing off the beaten path though.

piper: pretty decent piper. page gets nice and rowdy, but they cut it short before they cover any serious ground.

golgi: i was hoping they would play something to stretch out, so i was a little bummed when they played this one. nothing much going on here.

guyute: i love this song. they can play this one every night for all i care. good version. trey came back in for the "darker section" a little extra spooky on this evening. well-played.

hyhu/sexual healing/hyhu: this was the hot '98 fishman song, and we were happy to get it here in cincy. pretty hilarious...good 'ol fishman

yem: this one was kind of a low grade version of the uic yem the weekend before. it was still good though. trey had some nifty moves in the improv section and page really hammered the drums/keys/tramps section.

julius: not really what i was looking for here....

hello my baby: who doesn't like acceppella. good stuff

enc:

so lonely: very cool take on this police classic. I actually like phish's version better, but maybe i'm biased because sting is a tool.

tweeer reprise: ending it rowdy

this setlist was really bland, especially for 1998. there were some interesting choices here and there, but the only "non standard" stuff they did was a couple of covers. so lonely was really cool though. they opened both sets really strong, but then things get a little inconsistent from there. this is not one that i would classify as a must have show, but it does have a few must hear songs.

set 1:
funky bitch, tweezer>moma dance

set2:
david bowie, guyute, so lonely- skip the "something" on this show, it gives you great incentive to track down the MASSIVE show from 10/29/98 greek theater!!!


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